Welcome to Squirrels Class
Dear Parents and carers,
We hope you had a restful and relaxing half term break. We are all looking forward to this term's work, as our topic is 'Life in the Freezer' Brrrr! We will be reading the well-known tale of 'The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson' and writing a biography about the author. We will also be investigating the world's polar regions and its famous explorers. We might even have a go at some of the training techniques that an explorer has to go through... Please look below at this term's topic web for more details.
We are expected to read at least 3 times a week and get our parents to ask us questions about our reading at home. This needs to be recorded in our Reading Records as we get rewarded for the number of times we read at home by our class teacher. We are also expected to learn our weekly spellings and complete our Mathletics homework which is set online. Plus, we get given some homework on a Friday, which could be anything, based on our work in class. For example, a comprehension on Martin Luther King or a project on the Stone Age. Further more, we are focusing on internet safety so our teacher will be setting us work to do on Gooseberry Planet.
This term we will be focusing on gymnastics (Wednesdays) and tennis (Thursdays). Therefore we need our inside and outside kits, especially if the weather is cold. We must ensure that all of our kit is clearly labelled.
Squirrel Class took part in a village traditional on Tuesday 5th March by going 'Shroving' and singing a little song on the way. It went like this:
Pit pat the pans hot,
Here we come a shroving,
With the butcher on our back,
A penny is better than nothing.
We went to the manor house and were given a hot cross bun and a penny! The weather was beautiful.
Last Thursday, the whole of Key Stage 2 enjoyed a visit from Cathy Farr, who has always loved stories; listening to them, reading them and writing them. It was her first Irish Wolfhound, Finn, who provided much of the inspiration for the magnificent Fellhounds that play such a big part in Cathy’s novels. The pupils were given some top tips on how to write a good story, they were astonished to see how big her dog was and they were given the opportunity to meet her personally as Cathy agreed to sign some books.
On Thursday 31st January, we had the opportunity to go to a classical music concert at Southampton. It was amazing! We listened to a wide variety of music pieces, including the Radetsky March by J Strauss. We also took part in singing a song called "It's an Ark!", which was especially written for the concert by Jonathan Willcocks. For further details, please visit their website on: https://childrensconcerts.org.uk/programme/
On Tuesday 29th January, we were given the opportunity to climb a very tall wall! We only went up as far as we wanted but most of us went further than we thought we would go. The view from the top was fantastic.